Franciacorta is a place, a wine appellation, and most importantly a wine.
Franciacorta is a sparkling wine produced in the Province of Brescia in Lombardy, in northern Italy. Since 1995 the sparkling wines of this region have held DOCG status, the most prestigious wine classification in Italy. Franciacorta is produced from grapes grown within the boundaries of the territory of Franciacorta, a compact area resembling a large amphitheater with Lake Iseo forming its northern boundary with chains of hills extending both east and west of the lake forming it’s eastern and western boundaries.
Chardonnay dominates the planting in the region, while Pinot Nero and, to a lesser extent Pinot Bianco, play a supporting role in the wines. All the wines undergo their second fermentation in bottle and benefit from an extended period of aging in bottle prior to release.
The mission of Franciacorta USA is to engage and to inspire Americans with Franciacorta’s premium sparkling wines.